Ireland vs Finland Prediction & Match Preview

Ireland vs Finland
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 6 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Aviva Stadium.

Jack’s Army need to win this game, or else they risk falling far behind toppers Wales, who are expected to defeat Bulgaria this Sunday.

Stephen Kenny’s men are a respected side in world football, and could be considered to be amongst the top-30 in international teams. Their counterparts for the day do not have a place even in the top-50.

Moreover, Jack’s Army are also on a fine spell of performances and especially so at home, while their counterparts are struggling to deliver one good game for their loyal fans.

On top of that, Kenny’s men also do have a great h2h record against this opponent.

By the looks of things, we can count on a dominating win by Ireland this weekend.

Ireland vs Finland: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Jack’s Army won 3-0 the last time these two locked horns.
  • They have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival, and would have had a perfect winning record if not for a draw in 1949.
  • They have scored three or more goals in all but one fixture so far.
  • At home, they have a 100% winning record, have scored three or more goals in all fixtures, and are yet to concede a single goal.

Ireland vs Finland: Prediction

Coleman and his boys were held to a 1-1 draw on the road by Bulgaria, while Markku Kanerva’s men had lost 0-1 at home.

Kenny’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their previous 13 overall matches, and their sole loss in the period had come against Switzerland.

At home, they are on a seven-game invincible run, and in the process scored three or more goals in two of the last three fixtures, as well as took on the likes of Switzerland, Denmark etc.

On the other hand, their opposite number had lost four of their past six overall match-ups, and conceded two or more goals in three of their preceding six games. Moreover, they had also lost six of their former ten road trips.

In addition, Seamus Coleman and his boys have a 100% unbeaten record in h2h clashes, and have a 100% winning record in such games at home.

Going on, the Eagle-owls have so far scored a total of just one goal against this opponent, and have never once scored against them on the road.

Taking these observations into account, expect Ireland to be the better team on the pitch this Sunday, and record the win.

Ireland vs Finland: Betting Tips

  • Ireland to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • To Score in First Half: Ireland @ 2.00 (1/1).